Illinois LegalAid Online does it again.
This time it is their Pro Bono Mobile App, now available for the iPhone, and soon for other platforms. (See also prior post on their Self-Help App)
This new app offers primers on Illinois law, volunteer opportunity search, and calendar of upcoming legal events.
Lets hope that platforms and states start to offer the same.
More suggestions for tools: info on courthouses (often pro bono attorneys are less knowledgeable about the layout of courts, quick access to chat help with more experienced attorneys (great to be able to do this on a mobile device from the courtroom), latest legal developments (good to read while waiting with only your smartphone on you.)
More ideas folks?
Congrats to ILAO on this launch! On the other ideas/tools front, on today’s LSNTAP/PBN webinar on online intake, William Guyton from Legal Services Alabama mentioned they are working on an HTML version of their online intake application that is optimized for completion on mobile devices, as they expect usage from mobile devices to increase rapidly over the next few years.
Today’s NY Times Bits Blog speaks to the importance of this area as well:
love the ideas for additional features/tools!
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is working on a national legal aid news app that should be out sometime this year that should accomplish the “latest legal developments” tool.